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Papayianni, Fani; Cooper, Mick – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The purpose of the study was to investigate the nature of "metatherapeutic communication" (MTC), defined as dialogue between therapists and clients on the nature of the therapeutic work and the means by which it can be of greatest help to clients. Twelve counselling psychologists, working pluralistically with 35 clients experiencing…
Descriptors: Interpersonal Communication, Therapy, Counselor Client Relationship, Depression (Psychology)
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Quick, Emma L; Dowd, Claire; Spong, Sheila – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This small scale mixed methods study examines helpful events in a community counselling setting, categorising impacts of events according to Timulak's [(2007). Identifying core categories of client-identified impact of helpful events in psychotherapy: A qualitative meta-analysis. "Psychotherapy Research," 17, 305-314] meta-synthesis of…
Descriptors: Counseling Services, Community Services, Therapy, Meta Analysis
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McMahon, Aisling – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
The experience of practising psychotherapy as a clinical psychologist was explored through a small number of in-depth interviews. Using Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, three main themes were identified: "Feeling there's something missing", "Being able to get in there emotionally" and "Needing somewhere to go for…
Descriptors: Phenomenology, Psychotherapy, Counselor Attitudes, Clinical Psychology
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Ormrod, Judith – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
When couples divorce, custody battles regarding children may ensue. Whilst the majority of children reside with their mother post divorce there are a significant number of fathers who are sole parents living with dependent children. This literature review considers the research evidence from studies published since 1992 in order to highlight the…
Descriptors: Mothers, Child Custody, Divorce, Parent Child Relationship
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Frantzich, Kirsten; Fels, Lynn – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
This article presents a new approach to psychological practice that dwells within the somatic, expressive, imaginal, poetic, narrative, and performative. Embodied Theater Ecology (ETE) as a form of Performative Inquiry is introduced and presented. This approach involves the performative unfolding of unlanguaged stories that lie at the heart of our…
Descriptors: Theater Arts, Therapy, Figurative Language, Self Concept
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Edwards, Jane – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2018
Attending personal therapy sessions is a requirement in many counselling and psychotherapy trainings worldwide. More research is needed to establish why the requirement is essential and what it is intended to achieve. This study focused on the question, "what is the rationale for mandated self-development requirements in therapy…
Descriptors: Psychotherapy, Counselor Training, Psychiatry, Therapy
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Apostolidou, Zoe; Schweitzer, Robert – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The present study is the first study undertaken in Australia that seeks to explore practitioners' perspectives on the use of clinical supervision in their therapeutic engagement with asylum seekers and refugees. We used thematic analysis to analyse extracts of interviews that were conducted with nine professionals who worked therapeutically with…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Supervision, Refugees, Therapy
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Ryan, Seamus; Danquah, Adam N.; Berry, Katherine; Hopper, Mary – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The intermediate psychological therapies service is provided for individuals referred with common mental health problems within the primary care psychological therapies service, but whose difficulties are longstanding and/or complex. The prevalence of borderline personality disorder (BPD) in intermediate psychological therapy services has not been…
Descriptors: Personality, Personality Problems, Psychological Services, Therapy
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van Rijn, Biljana; Cooper, Mick; Jackson, Andrew; Wild, Ciara – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2017
The paper presents an introduction of a newly developed, avatar-based virtual reality therapy, as an addition to the therapeutic programme, within a therapeutic community prison in the UK. The participants had six group sessions facilitated by a counsellor. The aim of the project was to investigate whether this approach would improve mental health…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Therapy, Computer Simulation
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Guilfoyle, Michael – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Post-structuralists argue that personal identity is a function of societal power dynamics. This becomes especially problematic for persons recruited into problem-saturated identities. In this paper, inspired by Foucault's call for us to "create ourselves as a work of art" (p. 262), I explore the therapeutic value of an aesthetic approach…
Descriptors: Therapy, Aesthetics, Personality Development, Therapeutic Environment
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West, William; Goss, Phil – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
This paper presents the findings from the second of an ongoing series of focus group encounters between spiritually minded counsellors and those engaged in pastoral care within a religious tradition. For this study we recruited five Jungian influenced therapists and three pastoral care workers two of whom were explicitly Buddhists. The data was…
Descriptors: Buddhism, Psychotherapy, Allied Health Personnel, Counselors
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Ybrandt, H.; Sundin, E. C.; Capone, G. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
The shape of alliance in psychotherapy and supervision using growth curve modeling was examined for clinically inexperienced trainee therapists, who were engaged in long-term cognitive behavioral--or psychodynamic individual psychotherapy at a Psychology Clinic in Sweden. Trainee therapists rated their view of the alliance with their clients and…
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Trainees, Therapy, Psychotherapy
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Surgenor, P. W. G.; Meehan, V.; Moore, A. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
The study aimed to identify the level of suicidal ideation in early attrition clients and their reasons for the early termination of their therapy. The cross-sectional design involved early attrition clients (C[subscript A]) who withdrew from therapy before their second session (n = 61), and continuing clients who (C[subscript C]) progressed…
Descriptors: Suicide, Health Services, Referral, Role
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Roxburgh, Elizabeth C.; Evenden, Rachel E. – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Two focus groups, consisting of six participants each, were conducted to explore the training needs of therapists when working with clients reporting anomalous experiences (AEs). AEs are those that "depart from our own familiar personal experiences or from the more usual, ordinary, and expected experiences of a given culture and time"…
Descriptors: Investigations, Educational Needs, Therapy, Focus Groups
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Macaskie, Jane – British Journal of Guidance & Counselling, 2016
Bakhtin's [(1981). "The dialogic imagination: Four essays." (C. Emerson & M. Holquist, Trans. M. Holquist, Ed.). Austin: University of Texas Press] concept of the chronotope is used as a lens to view time and place in stories of psycho-spiritual transformation in research and therapy. Distinctions between spirituality,…
Descriptors: Spiritual Development, Therapy, Imagination, History
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